Chicken & Noodle soup

Chicken & Noodle soup

Fast, easy, healthy and delicious, what more could you ask for? I really like these light flavoursome soups with lots of vegetables and a good chilli kick. Great on a Monday after an indulgent weekend !


  • 2 litres chicken stock
  • 2 large chicken fillets
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely sliced
  • 2 tsp red curry paste
  • 8 baby sweetcorn cut into quarters
  • 4 pieces sprouting broccoli cut in quarters
  • 1 carrot cut into thin ribbons – use a mandoline if you have one
  • 200g cooked noodles – most supermarkets sell fresh noodles, use the type you like best
  • 1 head baby bok choy – stalks cut in quarters, leaves left whole
  • 6 spring onions cut into quarters
  • 1 red chilli finely sliced
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt


  1. Start by heating the chicken stock in a pot and when hot add the chicken fillets, turn the heat down and simmer for around 20 minutes until cooked. This method keeps the chicken nice and tender.
  2. In another pot heat the sunflower oil and add the curry paste along with the garlic, cook for a minute over a medium heat then add the stock.
  3. Slice the chicken as thinly as you can and set aside.
  4. When the stock comes to the boil add the carrots, broccoli and sweetcorn and cook for a minute or two.
  5. Add the noodles and chicken, followed by the bok choy and spring onions and cook for another minute. The vegetables should be just barely cooked.
  6. Check the seasoning and correct if necessary.
  7. Ladle the soup into hot bowls and squeeze over some lime juice, add a few slices of chilli to each bowl.


Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 6

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3 Responses to “Chicken & Noodle soup”

  1. Kiernan
    February 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    It’s Valentine’s Day and my Funny Valentine is just printing your recipe for our dinner. :-)

    • ivoroc
      February 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

      it’s a real love potion, you’ll need some chocolate for dessert !

      • KenmareDigital
        February 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

        I thought oysters were the aphrodisiac. Is it the chili in this one?

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